DB: A 22-year-old woman who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was drunk and driving in the wrong direction on Wednesday night when she killed a young mom and seriously injured another driver, authorities said.
Last night, on the eve of January 6, Emily Hernandez was drunk and driving the wrong way on Interstate 44 when she killed a 32-year-old mother-of-two and seriously injured her husband, 36, driving another car in Franklin County, Missouri just after 7 p.m… https://t.co/92OmLSyOLu pic.twitter.com/1mCedY6HFj
— @HomegrownTerrorists (@MAGATerrorists) January 6, 2022
Her husband, 36-year-old Ryan Wilson, who was behind the wheel, and Hernandez were both seriously injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Capitol rioter Emily Hernandez, 22, who stole Pelosi sign accused of killing woman in drunk -driving crash.
Emily Hernandez was out on bond on charges over the Capitol riot when she allegedly drove the wrong way down an interstate while intoxicated.
— Debbie (@Dangchick1) January 6, 2022
Hernandez was booked Wednesday night on allegations that she was driving while intoxicated resulting in death and serious injury of the couple, according to an arrest report.
Hernandez’s lawyer, Ethan Corlija, told WMOV that his client underwent surgery after the crash and was stable on Wednesday morning but declined to comment on the charges.
“The exact circumstances of the accident are unclear,” Corlija told the outlet. “It’s unfortunate. I am heartbroken for the others involved.”
It seems that Insurrectionist and drunk driver Emily Hernandez killed a young mother last night, 1 year after breaking into and stealing from the Speaker of the House's office…
has already been released from custody again?
— random facts girl (@soychicka) January 6, 2022
It’s not the first time that Corlija has defended Hernandez. Weeks after the Capitol riot, he described her to reporters as “the girl next door,” after she appeared smiling in photos after storming the building.
“It’s an unfortunate situation and it’s one she didn’t want to put herself in,” Corlija said at the time. “She’s willing to move beyond it, do the things she needs to do to make it right and get on with the rest of her life.”
Hernandez made her way to the nation’s capital last year for the “Stop the Steal” rally with two others from the St. Louis area. She was among a throng of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who burst through police barricades on Jan. 6 and stormed the Capitol as Congress certified the peaceful transfer of power.
Hernandez infamously appeared in photos carrying a broken sign from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. She also posted images of herself at the Capitol on Snapchat, according to charging documents. Read more…